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Bedford Free Library Staff Offers Post-Holiday Reading Suggestions

The Bedford Free Library has a list of its favorite books for 2015.
The Bedford Free Library has a list of its favorite books for 2015. Photo Credit: Liz Button

BEDFORD, N.Y. -- The Bedford Free Library is offering its  favorite books of 2015 in case you have time to read over the lazy days following the holidays. So grab a comfy chair and get reading.


  • The Japanese Lover, By Isabel Allende
  • A Man Called Ove, By Fredrik Backman
  • A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding, By Jackie Copleton
  • Outline, By Rachel Cusk, (NYT 10 Best Books of 2015)
  • All the Light We Cannot See, By Anthony Doerr
  • A Place for Us, By Harriet Evans
  • The Story of the Lost Child, By Elena Ferrante
  • All I Love and Know, By Judith Frank
  • Inside the O'Briens, By Lisa Genova
  • Fates and Furies, By Lauren Groff
  • City on Fire, By Garth Risk Hallberg
  • Our Souls at Night, By Kent Haruf
  • The Book of Unknown Americans, By Cristina Henriquez
  • The Children Act, By Ian McEwan
  • Kitchens of the Great Midwest, By J. Ryan Stradal
  • Nora Webster, By Colm Toibin
  • A Little Life, By, Hanya Yanagihara


  • The Strangler Vine, By M. J.Carter
  • Sandrine's Case, By Thomas H.Cook
  • Career of Evil, By Robert Galbraith
  • The Girl on the Train, By Paula Hawkins
  • The Chessmen: The Lewis Trilogy, By Peter May
  • Crimson Shore, By Douglas Preston
  • Dark Corners, By Ruth Rendell
  • Blood, Salt, Water: An Alex Morrow Novel, By Denise Mina
  • The Arc of the Swallow, By S.J. Gazan


  • A Lucky Life Interrupted: A Memoir of Hope, By Tom Brokaw
  • Can't We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir, By Roz Chast
  • The Empathy Exams: Essays, By Leslie Jamison
  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, By Atul Gawande
  • The Nazis Next Door: How America Became a Safe Haven for Hitler's Men, By Eric Lichtblau
  • Do No Harm: Stories of Life, Death, and Brain Surgery, By Henry Marsh
  • Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania, By Erik Larson
  • The Wright Brothers, By David McCullough
  • On the Move: A Life, By Oliver Sacks

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